Periodontics (Gum And Bone Health)
At Wilton Dental Associates we have the technology including micro-IDent and micro-IDent Plus 11 DNA testing and antibacterial therapy along with non-surgical treatment to eliminate without surgery all periodontal disease periodontal defects/ pockets that are less than 6 mm. Above 6mm we can significantly reduce the need for surgery and also make the surgical treatment to regenerate or repair periodontal vastly more predictable.
To help us ensure the health of your gums, we utilize these advanced dental procedures and equipment:
- PSR probe
- micro-IDent and micro-IDent plus11
- Phase Microscope
- Therasol and ChloramineT antibacterial Irrigation
- Arestin local antibiotic therapy
- Piezo Ultrasonic root planning
- Oraqix Topical Anesthetic
- Sensimatic 660SE Electrosurge
- Emdogain biologics
- Guided Tissue Regeneration GTR
- AlloDerm Regenerative Tissue Grafts
The PSR probe is invaluable component of periodontal screening, this allows us to quickly and effectively determine the health of your gums, as well as your risk for gum disease. The PSR probe is used to examine the gum-line around each individual tooth, and measure the depth of the pockets between the teeth and gums. These measurements are recorded and calculated on a scale to determine how healthy your gum tissue is.
If periodontal issues are found within your gums or supporting bone, we act fast.
Antibiotics are an effective way to treat a variety of gum problems. Depending on the type of bacteria, antibiotic therapy may be used to treat abscesses, certain types of gingivitis, periodontitis, and gum disease that has not improved with other treatments. The antibiotics will either be placed under the affected gum tissue, or it will be prescribed as an oral medication.
Plaque and tartar are the root causes of many types of gum disease; it is imperative that both be removed thoroughly each time you visit. When the build-up is advanced or has extended below the gum-line, an ultra-sonic scaler may be used. This instrument breaks down and removes plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the surfaces of your teeth. High-frequency vibration breaks down bacterial cell membranes, so any build-up on the tooth or tooth root is removed quickly and completely.
We understand that although gum treatment may be necessary for your dental health, it doesn’t always feel good. That’s why we use the most advanced anesthetic methods to ensure your comfort. The Oraqix topical anesthetic system allows our hygienist to numb the gums and periodontal structures without using any other anesthesia. This enables us to perform prophylaxis cleaning, periodontal scaling, and root planing in a comfortable and painless manner.
Non-surgical periodontal treatment is by far the best treatment. Most importantly at Wilton Dental Associates we GUARANTEE you get results!